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 As members of the Church are called upon to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults in our parishes, schools, families, and local communities. In an effort to respond to this responsibility, the Diocese of Sioux Falls requires all adults and minors who are active in a diocesan organization to complete a safe environment program that teaches how to recognize and report abuse, and how to maintain proper boundaries.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Join us is conversation and through prayer during the month of April.  Our efforts to provide safe environments and prevent abuse in our parishes, schools and Catholic ministries is a priority we are committed to as a Diocesan community.  Take time this April to talk about strategies with your children to prevent abuse, and pray for all who are healing from abuse.  

Join us for the following events:

Please join us in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary with Bishop DeGrood.  A handbout with rosary mystery meditations for each of the sorrowful mysteries is linked in the button below.

Click the “Pray with Bishop DeGrood” button below to pray along with Bishop DeGrood.

April 30th, 2022 Saturday at the Cathedral of St Joseph, the 4pm Mass will be a mass celebrated for healing of all affected by abuse.  

Please join us in person, or pray with us from home livestreamed on our diocesan youtube channel by clicking the button below.

Click on the button below to watch or listen to an episode of Catholic Views talking about Boundaries in a Catholic context.

Special Guests: Mike and Tammy Mitzel of Sacred Heart Parish in Aberdeen.


Join the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for:

 Rosary for Healing on Wednesday, April 6th, at 2:00pm (CST) and Mass streamed on their Facebook Page Link here:

Mass on Friday, April 8th, at 2:05pm (CST) streamed on their Facebook page.

Click the button below to navigate to the USCCB Facebook page.